BOTOX® Cosmetic Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
One of the most popular non-surgical facial rejuvenation methods available, BOTOX® Cosmetic can help to smooth fine lines and wrinkles quickly and with minimal downtime. If you’ve been considering BOTOX® Cosmetic, our board certified facial plastic surgeon can evaluate your areas of concern and develop a customized treatment plan with your needs and goals in mind. Dr. Ali Sepehr has extensive experience administering BOTOX® injections and many other cosmetic injectables. With each patient, he emphasizes beautiful, natural-looking results. To help inform your decision, he has provided answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about BOTOX® Cosmetic:
What areas of the face can BOTOX® Cosmetic treat?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is routinely used to address fine lines on the forehead and face, including crow’s feet, frown lines, brow furrows, and other areas. Our extensively trained facial plastic surgeon can let you know if BOTOX® injections can effectively address your area of concern during your initial consultation.
How long does treatment take?
One of the many benefits of BOTOX® Cosmetic is the brief treatment time. Many patients come in on their lunch breaks for the procedure and return to work immediately after. While every person’s needs are unique and times can vary, BOTOX® injections generally can be administered in about 30 minutes.
Does it hurt?
We take great care to make your experience as pleasant as possible, and most patients report minimal discomfort.
What is the recovery process like?
Downtime following BOTOX® injections is rare and typically will be brief. Some light bruising and minor swelling in the treated area is normal, and these effects should fade quickly. You should be able to return to normal activities promptly after treatment.
How soon until I see results?
Benefits of BOTOX® Cosmetic typically begin to be apparent after about one week, with full results visible after about two weeks.
How long do the results last?
The duration of results will vary from patient to patient; however, in general, the treatment should last approximately three to six months. Regular maintenance sessions can help to extend the effects.
Are there complementary or alternative treatments I should consider?
In addition to BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dr. Sepehr offers a broad range of cosmetic injectables. Our dermal fillers are designed to smooth skin, reduce common signs of aging, and achieve a more youthful appearance. If you’re experiencing volume loss, thinning lips, aging hands, or other concerns, Dr. Sepehr can customize your treatment plan to help you attain more comprehensive facial rejuvenation without surgery.
Would you like to know more? Contact our practice today to learn more about BOTOX® Cosmetic or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sepehr.